Dallas South News Wire (Friendship West Baptist Church)
On October 27, 2010, Anthony Graves walked out of the Burleson County Jail after spending 18 years in prison – including 12 years on death row – for a crime he did not commit. Prosecutors dropped all charges against Graves and declared him innocent after conducting their own investigation of the case.
Graves will be visiting Dallas at a critical time, as concerns about the risk of wrongful conviction continue to call into question the reliability and fairness of the criminal justice system. Dallas County accounts for 102 death sentences and 47 executions in Texas since 1976, and ranks second only behind Harris County in use of the death penalty. Dallas County also now accounts for 30 exonerations based on DNA evidence.
WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2012, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
WHERE: Friendship-West Baptist Church, 2020 W. Wheatland Rd., Dallas, Texas 75232
WHO: Sponsored by Citizens of Mitzpah and the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
More information about Anthony Graves is available here.